After two weeks of multiple hate crimes, Syracuse University administration still has yet to cancel classes. Many students agree that after the most recent shooter manifesto being airdropped around the library, the school should have cancelled classes by now until after Thanksgiving break. Additionally, student protests are being help in hopes of their demands being met by the chancellor. Students and professors of all races are uniting as one to show how they are standing up to the school until change occurs. These protests include dancing, singing, eating, speaking, and even silence; just until their voices against the hate crimes are heard.
CANCEL ALL CLASSES @SyracuseU .IF SOMEONE IS GONNA AIRDROP A SHOOTER’S MANIFESTO IN OUR LIBRARYx YOU CAN’T MAKE TARGETED STUDENTS APPEAR IN THOSE PUBLIC PLACES. PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS SAFETY. DON’T LET THIS KEEP HAPPENING #NotAgainSU
— jack of all trades (@getbernd) November 19, 2019
I have canceled my physical class tomorrow and opted for a virtual class meeting via Blackboard's discussion board. I have also changed my meetings with teaching and research assistants to virtual (online or via phone). No one should have to be on campus right now. #NotAgainSU
— Dr. Jenn M. Jackson (@JennMJack) November 19, 2019
Some classes may be canceled, but one professor is bringing classes to students at the protest. One SU Drama professor is teaching her students ballet. As you can see, the early hours aren’t bringing the mood down. #NotAgainSU @CitrusTVNews pic.twitter.com/WkcZZ75uyy
— Erin Lyons (@ErinKLyons) November 20, 2019
On the other hand, the chancellor and his team seem to be acting as if what has been happening around campus is not a big deal. To some students, It feels as though the chancellor is not going to do anything to stop these crimes unless someone gets physically injured. Some students are very upset with the chancellor and have voiced their opinions through social media.
Idk fam, saying "there has been no physical violence or a physical threat to personal safety" sounds like saying "even though you're bathing in nuclear waste, you don't have cancer YET."#NotAgainSU pic.twitter.com/Fb7Iw9bWc4
— Ashley 'Aley' O'Mara 🧱 (@ashleymomara) November 20, 2019
The fact that there are students camped out on campus waiting for our chancellor to do ANYTHING to help them feel safer and he is out courting alumni donors is just astonishing. Yet also unsurprising. #NotAgainSU https://t.co/1utBnMCDCJ
— Colin Davy (@colinpdavy) November 15, 2019
what’s disgusting is that a shooter’s manifesto was being airdropped and spread in a PUBLIC SETTING at syracuse university and there hasn’t been any email or alert sent in regard to our safety. THESE ARE THE WARNING SIGNS PEOPLE IGNORE. #NotAgainSU
— liyah 👼🏼 (@tahliyahtabron) November 19, 2019